Annie Custer, D.V.M.
Dr. Custer grew up on a beef and Christmas tree farm in rural West Virginia. Most of her best childhood memories revolve around the animals which she helped take care of on the family farm. It was her grandparents who passed their love and respect for animals and devotion to the farm onto her.
Dr. Custer's veterinary career started when she began volunteering for the local veterinarian while she was in grade school. She started in the kennels and in 1981 finally achieved her dream of going to veterinary school.
Dr. Custer graduated from the University of Georgia in 1985. She has practiced in Georgia, Montana, West Virginia and Massachusetts. She has enjoyed practicing both large and small animal medicine.
Since moving to New England in 1992, Dr. Custer has focused on small animal medicine. She has a special interest in dentistry, surgery and nutrition. She enjoys a close working relationship with her clients and feels an informed owner can help her make the best decisions for their precious companions.
Dr. Custer shares her life with her two beagles, Rudy and Randy; three cats, Oliver, who was adopted from People for Animals League, and Whiskers and Kibbles, who were rescued as feral kittens. Her life would not be complete without the love, compassion and understanding from her husband Ed and her two sons, Taylor and Patrick.
Amy has worked at HVC since September 2013. She became a Certified Veterinary Technician after graduating from Becker College in 1995. She has worked in several different small animal clinics, but has especially enjoyed the clientele and animals at HVC.
When not working, Amy likes to garden, go canoeing or kayaking, and has even tried beekeeping. Amy has three dogs, one cat, chickens and fish.
Jill Van Hoven
Jill has worked in the veterinary field for many years. She attended Becker College to study interior design only to realize that her true passion is animal care, starting her veterinary career in 1995. In 2005 she began work at HVC and remained at the practice when purchased by Dr. Moreno in 2013.
Jill shares her home with three indoor cats. In her spare time, Jill likes to read, cook, kayak and spend time with her family and friends.
Elise studied veterinary medicine at Becker College. She did her internship at HVC in 2007 before becoming an employee of the clinic in 2008.
Elise is a valued employee at HVC and enjoys serving the pets and people of the Hubbardston area.
She shares her home with her black lab mix, Ozzy.
Chelsea has been in the veterinary field for several years. She started out working at a doggy daycare where she immediately realized her passion for animal care. She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster program and is working her way towards becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician.
Along with her husband, she shares her home with their dog, Hunter, and cat, Moose.
Gina has worked in the veterinary field since 2004 in both general practice and emergency medicine.
In her free time, when she is not working as a Registered Nurse or a Veterinary Technician, she enjoys four-wheeling, camping and relaxing.
Gina lives in Hubbardston where she was born and raised and has many animals including dogs, cats, chickens and goats.
Alicia has always had a passion for animals, especially those needing extra TLC, so we feel was destined for a veterinary clinic. She was thrilled to join our team in 2022 after working for many years caring for dogs. She is enjoying getting to know our clients and their pets and experiencing the inner workings of a veterinary clinic.
At home she lives with her three canine fur babies, Finn, Odie, and Amy, and two pet turkeys.
Charlyne always enjoyed being around animals as well as working with the public. As a child, her family included birds, dogs and even a chipmunk which her mother trained. She was delighted when the opportunity presented itself to join the staff at her local vet years ago. She initially became a part of HVC as a receptionist in 2005.
Charlyne shares her home with her dog, Timmy.
After raising her children and working many years in retail and pharmacy, Christine joined the HVC team in 2013.
In her free time, she enjoys walking, hiking, reading, and spending time with her family. She also enjoys music, especially when it's performed by her sons, Josh and Jake!
Christine shares her home with her husband, Brian, her daughter, Joely, and two dogs, Mabel and Molly.
Joely has worked at HVC since 2020. Her duties include assisting the doctors and technicians as well as helping out at the front desk.
Joely is a high school senior in a dual-enrollment program, working towards earning her high school diploma and Associate's degree in Biology.
In her free time, Joely enjoys hiking, listening to music, and playing with her two dogs, Mabel and Molly.